College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
36-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
SOR Leader
Villanova
36-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
36-4
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East36-41111--
2VirginiaUVAACC31-32322--
3DukeDUKEACC29-8386--
4PurduePURBig Ten30-74348--
5CincinnatiCINAmerican31-557411--
6Michigan StMSUBig Ten30-56607--
7KansasKUBig 1231-8734--
8North CarolinaUNCACC26-11819--
9West VirginiaWVUBig 1226-1191214--
10GonzagaGONZWCC32-5109015--
11Texas TechTTUBig 1227-1011710--
12MichiganMICHBig Ten33-812283--
13XavierXAVBig East29-613405--
14TennesseeTENNSEC26-9141712--
15Wichita StWICHAmerican25-8156822--
16ClemsonCLEMACC25-10161413--
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten25-9173516--
18HoustonHOUAmerican27-8186719--
19KentuckyUKSEC26-11191617--
20Penn StatePSUBig Ten26-13205634--
21ButlerBUTBig East21-1421531--
22TCUTCUBig 1221-12222632--
23AuburnAUBSEC26-8236518--
24CreightonCREIBig East21-12244841--
25FloridaFLASEC21-13251836--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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